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September 2016

What Happens in the Compost Pile?

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After reading the Sorting Made Simple blog post we’re now experts in waste sorting.  But why does that matter? It’s not like “well-versed in waste and waste sorting” is a skill commonly listed on resumes, unless you’re in our line of work.  What we all need to realize is that this waste has to go somewhere.  So every time a water bottle or soda can is thrown into the organics bin, it has to eventually be retrieved from the compost pile.  This extra step wastes time and money that could be focused on creating quality product instead.  Even a little piece of glass can render an entire compost pile useless.   1% of any contamination ruins 100% of the compost’s value.
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